DESCRIPTION OF THE ROUTE
Route description Lysohorský UltraTrail - 67km + 4100m
Are you already looking forward to the race and want to properly prepare for it?
So let's get to it.
From the KAM MALENOVICE complex, take a short loop around the parking lot at Rajská bouda and head along the path "Ke Korýtku" with a slight ascent and then the yellow tourist sign leading to the Lukšinec junction, where you will connect to the red tourist sign leading to the top of Lysá hora. ;
You have reached the first peak and climbed approximately 900 meters in your legs. From the summit, you descend shortly along the access road between the tourist huts and further down the SE slope. At the end of the slope, you will connect to the red tourist sign that will take you to the Ježanka junction. Here several paths meet and you will go right after the signpost on your right hand side to the green sign leading into the forest. Forest trail for approx. After 600 m you will run a short distance (approx. 50 m) along the paved road and turn off the road again to the left above the road and follow the green sign. There is not much walking in this part of the Beskydy, so it can be overgrown. The green sign will lead you through undulating terrain and a short climb to the Smrkovina junction, where you can take a wide path to the left following the yellow sign to the Bílý kříž junction. Here, take a sharp left following the blue sign with a slight descent back to the Ježany crossroads. From Ježan the same way you ran the first time from LH, but this time up. You follow the red sign all the way down to the SE slope and along the worn path around the lift to the top of the LH for the second time.
Ugh, you've covered roughly half of the route, and we're off to the second long run. From the top of the LH, you go north along the "footpath" (the stupidest pavement made of folded stones in the world) of the former northern ski slope along the yellow marked hiking trail. Please follow this footpath, although you will certainly notice many shortcuts. Save the hardware (legs) you can burn it under the slope. After about 100 meters from the slope, the first signpost is Malchor, and you continue straight along the yellow road to the village of Krásná. As soon as you run onto the asphalt road, take a sharp left after a small bridge. If you run across the big bridge to the main road, you've crossed it and you have to go back to the smaller road and continue on it slightly uphill. You will pass four cottages on your right and turn sharp right above them. The path will turn into such a temporary panel and lead you uphill. You stick to the panels further. You pass a forest path heading left up the hill, but you keep straight on the prefab, which soon turns into worse asphalt. The road slopes slightly. You run past other chats. This section is about 2 km long, as soon as the road begins to turn left, you will soon reach a fork, where you will go down the hill diagonally to the right. You will come across a wider path with a green tourist sign heading uphill to the left. Always stick to the green sign, even if you cross many forest paths. The green sign will lead you to the spacious Kyčera-sedlo intersection, where the green sign changes to red uphill through Muroňka to the top of Kykulka. You run down from Kykulka to the fork near Ivančena and then continue slightly uphill following the blue marker to the well-known fork under Malchor. After 150 meters you leave the blue marker to climb the yellow-marked northern slope for the third time to the top of the LH.
From Lysá hora, you will again go to the start of the SE slope, but immediately after the first 80 meters, when you come across the road, you will take it to the right. You run along the road to the first bend, where you leave the road and turn slightly to the right at the yellow sign. A technical descent awaits you, first along a narrow sidewalk that widens after a few kilometers. A slightly sloping traverse takes you to a steeper part, where please follow the sign, even if you see a shorter trail. You run to the saddle below Čuple and continue following the yellow marker on a slight incline. After about 1.5 km, the yellow sign jumps to the left into the forest. It's a little hidden, so don't run past it. After a steep descent, you will encounter a traverse along the contour, which will lead you to a wider footpath, where you leave the yellow marker and head sharply to the right along the sloping sidewalk. After almost two kilometers, you will reach an asphalt road, which you will follow downwards. Turn right on the larger road and a little further on after the bridge turn right again at the blue sign. The road leads you between the cottages to the Mazák valley. Keep following the blue sign all the way to the Butořanka intersection. Here you will connect to the red sign pointing up to the right. It is the Lysohorská D1, along which many people flow from Ostravice to LH. The still red-marked road will also take you there, the part of which you ran after the Lukšinec intersection right at the beginning of the race.
Today you are on Lysá hora for the fourth time and you only have to run down to the finish line. The descent is spiced up with a short ascent to Kykulka, but in sequence. From the LH you go again to the northern slope with the stupid sidewalk, but at the crossroads under Malchor you go left following the blue sign. Below the mound of Ivančena, you leave the blue marker and climb the red one to Kykulka. From the top of Kykulka, run down the green sign to the Tanečnice intersection. Here, the green sign turns sharply to the left to the Hradová junction, where you will connect to the blue sign, which will lead you along a short asphalt ramp to the junction, where you will follow the footpath marked by us to the premises of the KAM hotel. You will go around the hotel through its parking lot to the grassy field with the final finish corridor, where you will be greeted by crowds of fans :)